Israeli sirens warn of attack from Lebanon

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TEL AVIV, Israel – The Israeli military said sirens in northern Israel were warning of further attacks across the border with Lebanon on Friday. No damage or injury was immediately reported.

In a statement, they said sirens sounded before noon in the Golan Heights and in the Upper Galilee, near the Lebanese border.

A Lebanese military official said the military has yet to confirm rocket fire from southern Lebanon, where the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group has stored thousands of rockets.

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The report comes after days of shooting over the border, including rare Israeli airstrikes on what the military has called launch sites.

The nightly airstrikes were a marked escalation at a politically sensitive time. Israel’s new eight-party government coalition is trying to keep the peace under a fragile ceasefire that ended an 11-day war with militant Hamas leaders in Gaza in May.

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Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV reported that five rockets were fired from southern Lebanon at an IDF position in the disputed area of ​​Shebaa Farms on the edge of the Golan Heights. The station called the fire “unknown rockets”, an apparent term to suggest the group was not behind the attack.

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